Tufts Advanced Microscopic Imaging Center (TAMIC)

The Tufts Advanced Microscopic Imaging Center (TAMIC) offers a wide array of optical and spectral quantitative imaging techniques for the chemical and structural characterization of materials at submicron scales.

The staff at TAMIC is particularly experienced in the confocal imaging of biological specimens and engineered tissues. Additionally, the laser excitation and photodetection schemes are optimized for label-free functional imaging of live cells and tissues.The centerpiece of the imaging center is a pair of Leica SP8 confocal/multiphoton microscopes.

TAMIC is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives' Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, and from the National Science Foundation Major Instrumentation Research grant.